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Father Jonathan ties together the first public views of Earth that came from the Appollo eight mission with Jesus' "view" of Earth. (Astronaut William Anders took the photo that changed the world, "Earthrise", on Christmas Eve, 1968.)
The Earth-photos that the astronauts sent back gave us a new ecstatic* view of the physical planet. Jesus gave us a new ecstatic view of humankind's place on it and of it.
Listen to the sermon here.
*Ecstatic: an altered state of consciousness characterized by greatly reduced external awareness and expanded interior mental and spiritual awareness which is frequently accompanied by visions and emotional/intuitive (and sometimes physical) euphoria. Subjective perception of time, space and/or self may strongly change or disappear during ecstasy.